Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.

Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. (1925 - 1950)

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Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.
Born in Hatfield, Jackson, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Died in near Chonghyon, North Pyongan Province, North Koreamap
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 21 Oct 2019
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Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

Biography

Mitchell was born in 1925. He was the son of Mitchell Red Cloud and Lillian Winneshiek. He was killed in action in 1950.

Medal of Honor Citation

This is the U. S. Army citation for Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud, jr., who won the Medal of Honor for an action on Nov. 5, 1950.

"Rank and organization: Corporal, U S. Army, Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Chonghyon, Korea, 5 November 1950. Entered service at: Merrilan Wis. Born: 2 July 1924, Hatfield, Wis. G.O. No.: 26, 25 April 1951. Citation: Cpl. Red Cloud, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. From his position on the point of a ridge immediately in front of the company command post he was the first to detect the approach of the Chinese Communist forces and give the alarm as the enemy charged from a brush-covered area less than 100 feet from him. Springing up he delivered devastating pointblank automatic rifle fire into the advancing enemy. His accurate and intense fire checked this assault and gained time for the company to consolidate its defense. With utter fearlessness he maintained his firing position until severely wounded by enemy fire. Refusing assistance he pulled himself to his feet and wrapping his arm around a tree continued his deadly fire again, until he was fatally wounded. This heroic act stopped the enemy from overrunning his company's position and gained time for reorganization and evacuation of the wounded. Cpl. Red Cloud's dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself and upholds the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army."

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